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Greetings from Sunny Seychelles! Another few fantastic weeks have taken place out on the outer atolls of the Seychelles. Below you will find the latest news and the most remarkable catches!
Cosmoledo Atoll Fly Fishing News - 15 - 22 March 2018 – 105 GT’s, Slams and Much More!
With last week’s windy conditions persisting through to the start of this week, the first three days of the trip made for some testing fishing with wind speeds up to 26 knots. However with a new moon spring tide the team managed to pull off some incredible catches.
Brian Sippy set the bar high on day one, landing his first few GT’s and a few bonefish before lunch, a great start to any trip. He was not done just there as moments later a permit showed up and Brian managed to make the perfect presentation despite the gusting wind and landed his permit to complete the first ‘Flats Slam’ of the week.
Tijan Robert, Michael Collins, David Goodall, and Jay Powers all slammed throughout the week. Tijan and Michael both had an incredible day where they both slammed twice over in the same day. Tijan managed over 20 bonefish and two yellowmargin triggerfish on top of all his GT’s for his double slam and Michael followed suite with two moustache triggerfish.
Michael definitely had the fish of the trip on the second day. Drifting through a shallow channel he spotted a massive fish holding high in the water column, he made his shot and his 8/0 brush fly was engulfed and after an intense battle, he landed his 115cm trophy.
As the week went on the weather settled down and the fishing turned on. Triggers were around in good numbers and the team got stuck in. Lauwrence Lasky landed a solid 50cm yellowmargin triggerfish to go along with his moustache from the previous day. He was also the only one to capitalise on the milkfish that made an appearance towards the end of the week, landing his first ever milkfish.
Cosmo really showed off its diversity this week with some crazy GT sessions, bonefish up to 71cm, hungry triggerfish, surface feeding milkfish and some great permit shots. Smiles all round made for a great trip.
Tight lines from the Cosmo AFC Team!
GT: 105 (biggest fish 115cm)
Yellowmargin Triggerfish: 5
Moustache Triggerfish: 11
Alphonse Island Fly Fishing News - 17 – 24 March 2018 – 532 Bonefish and More!
Beautiful sunny skies, light winds and peak spring tides met our anglers this week making for some really exciting opportunites. At the start most anglers targeted shoaling bonefish on the dropping tide with catches of 20 plus fish being very common. Not only were the bones plentyful, there were also some trophies with the largest of the season landed by Annette Pizzie measuring 70cm and weighning 8lbs.
A solid number of GT’s were decieved throughout the week with three caught by honeymoon couple John and Bessie Hudgens on the last day of their trip making for amazing momories. Like the GT’s the rest of the species were out in great force allowing for Tappani Henriksson to achieve something that he will no forget for many years to come. A“Trigger & Flats Slam Combo’”consisting of a bonefish and GT, two moustache triggerfish, one yellowmargin triggerfish and a Picasso triggerfish. Another high point and congratualtions goes out to John Dale who managed to land a majestic trophy of an Indo-Pacific permit measuring 63cm whilst on on Tam Tam flat.
It’s not often that we get to show how our consevation efforts have protected these amazing atolls. Professor Andy Danulchuk & Dave Peterson visited us to begin preliminary research on a a couple programs we will be instating in partnership with the Bonefish & Tarpon Foundation as of next season. To say they were asounded by how well preserved the fishey is and undesrstatement and firmy ciments the importance of conservation going forward.
An excellent week of fishing was had by all!
Tight lines from the Alphonse Fishing Co Team.
Yellowmargin triggerfish 2
Moustache triggerfish 3
Indo-Pacific permit 1
You should be the next one!
Courtesy of Keith Rose-Innes